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(502) 500-7760
Auctioneer License: P1421

CHASING UNICORNS

Online bidding closed

Dates & Times (US/Eastern)

Items start closing:
Mon, June 24, 2019 7:00PM

Sale Address

Shipping available on select items.
  • Bid Increments

    Bid Range Increment
    $1 to $100 $1
    $100 to $250 $5
    $250 to $1000 $10
    $1000 to $2000 $25
    $2000 to $5000 $50
    $5000 and up $100
  • Terms & Conditions

    TERMS & CONDITIONS: For answers to questions regarding this sale contact MLS Estate Sales, a division of Renaissance By Design, LLC.  Our goal is to make this sale an experience that you will enjoy. 

    Renaissance By Design, LLC

    MLS Estate Sales 

    544 Baxter Avenue

    Louisville, KY 40204

    Shop Phone: 502-585-5727

    Kelli's Cell #502-500-7760 (calls or texts)

    kelli.milligan1@gmail.com

    Auction Manager: Kelli Milligan

    Auctioneer/Owner: Stephen Lee / Kentucky P1421   

    Regular Retail Store Hours:  Renaissance by Design/MLS Estate Sales - 544 Baxter Av -Louisville, KY 40204       Wednesday - Friday 11AM-4PM and Saturday Noon-4PM or by appointment.

    REGISTRATION TO BID: Registration for our on-line auction is through the estatesale.org site. It is free but does require several important pieces of information. Bidders must be registered with a full name, address, and telephone number. An email address is also required so that bidders may be sent winning bid notifications and auction invoices.  Registration may only be completed with an acknowledgment that the bidder has read and understood all terms and conditions for the sale and online bidding.

    Bidding in this on-line auction is offered as a courtesy. Renaissance By Design LLC, its Auctioneer, Sellers, and the Internet and Software Providers do not guarantee or warrant the online bidding procedure and/or system to operate without interruption or malfunction, and shall not be held responsible in the event of such.

    INSPECTIONS/PREVIEWS: Auction items may be viewed on the opening day and duration of each auction at any time our retail store located at 544 Baxter Avenue. Louisville, KY 40204 is open.

    Regular Retail Store Hours:  Wednesday - Friday 11AM-4PM and Saturday Noon-4PM

    DESCRIPTION OF ITEMS: All descriptions and information are believed correct, but are not guaranteed as such by Renaissance By Design, LLC, its auctioneer, and/or the Seller and they shall not be held liable for inaccuracies in the information. It is always the Bidders responsibility to verify - prior to bidding, any information deemed critical to their decision to purchase. Preview opportunities are announced and available for potential bidders to physically inspect the items. Bidders are encouraged to inspect and research items in which they have interest to their full satisfaction prior to bidding. All items in this auction are being sold “as-is” and “where-is” with no guarantees or warranties of any kind including merchantability and/or fitness for any particular or special purpose.  All sales are final.

    BIDDING: Online bidding is to be considered a binding contract. Bids are taken with the general understanding that the bidder will honor their winning bid along with all applicable taxes and fees. Do not bid if you do not intend to pay. You will be automatically emailed if you are outbid and are welcome to enter a max bid (site will bid automatically for you only when another bid surpasses yours until your max bid is reached).  Check back often and check your email for outbid notices.  Notification of winning bids will be sent via email along with an auction invoice within 24 hours of the auction’s close.  Check your "spam" email folder if you do not receive your invoice within that time frame.

    CLOSE OF BIDDING: The bidding will begin to close at 7PM (Eastern Time Zone), Monday, June 24, 2019. The closing of some items may be extended in the event of last minute bidding.

    EXTENDED BIDDING: All items in the auction will be subject to an extended ending, whereas at the close of the auction, any bidding activity on an item within 1 minute of the closing time will automatically extend the bidding for 5 more minutes past the time of the last bid. The bidding on that lot will continue to remain open in 5 minute intervals as long as there is bidding activity within 5 minutes of the previous bid. Once there is no bidding activity within the 5 minute period, the bidding on that item will close. For example, if a lot is supposed to close at 7:00 PM but a last minute bid is placed at 6:59 PM, bidding will be extended until 7:05 PM. If another bid is placed on an item at 7:01 PM, bidding will then close at 7:06 PM, unless subsequent bids are placed.

    PENALTIES: Any fraudulent bidding, illegal activity and/or negligence to provide proper payment in the allotted time will result in recourse to appropriate legal action and forfeiture of the rights to any of the auction items. Winning bidders who do not successfully complete the sale with timely pickup and full payment will be barred from all future sales conducted by our company and estatesales.org.

    AUCTIONEER'S RIGHT TO BID: In accordance with KRS330.220(6)(a), it is hereby disclosed that, with permission from the sellers, the auctioneer and any auction staff members reserve the right to bid.

    BUYER'S PREMIUM: A customary 10% buyer’s premium will be added to the winning bid of each item to determine the final selling price.

    SALES TAX:  Kentucky Sales Tax of 6% will be collected on all sales unless you have an exemption certificate on file with us.

    PAYMENT: All items must be paid for in full prior to taking them from our premises or to be shipped and no later than one week of the auction closing date.  Payment may be made by cash, good local personal check, local Official Bank Check, local Bank Certified Check or with credit or debit cards for purchases over $20.00.  PAYMENTS USING VISA, MASTER CARD, DISCOVER AND AMERICAN EXPRESS UNDER $20.00 WILL INCUR  A 10% CONVENIENCE FEE TO THE FINAL TOTAL DUE. If we are shipping your items, don't worry, you most likely will be over $20.00, so no added convenience fees.  If items to be shipped are paid by a check of any kind, shipments will be sent off after the check clears.

    Winning bidders who do not successfully complete the sale with full payment, timely pickup or shipping information in the allotted time will be barred from all future sales unless prior arrangements have been made.

    PICK UP INFORMATION AND SCHEDULE: (Pick up hours have changed)  All purchases can be picked up at 544 Baxter Avenue. Louisville, KY 40204 during regular business hours. . All items must be removed or be able to be shipped within one week of the closing of the sale, or you will incur a warehousing fee of $20. per week.   Bring necessary boxes and protective wrap in which to transport your purchases safely to your destination.

    Regular Retail Store Hours:  Wednesday - Friday 11AM-4PM and Saturday Noon-4PM or by appointment.

    WON ITEMS TO BE SHIPPED:  Upon winning the bid, please provide us with a telephone number and full mailing address within 24 hours so we can begin our shipping process.  Lack of communication may result in us believing the bid is abandoned and bar you from future sales.  If we don't have an address, we won't know how to correctly invoice you with shipping costs.  Please go back into your profile and add your address and phone number if you have not done so.

    SHIPPING:  Most items in this sale are available for shipping and noted if NOT.  We prefer to use the USPS Flat Rate Box /Quick Ship System - if the item you want shipped fits into one of the USPS boxes and you live in the the contiguous 48 states. This system includes tracking and insurance up to $50.00.  If the item is over $50.00 we will add the required insurance to protect your item and add it to your invoice.  Please be aware that in addition to the actual Flat Rate Box System shipping cost there is a minimal $5.00 per box packing fee.  Realize that with any labor related costs, it is not unusual for shipping to cost more than the item - many times much more.  Consider as you are bidding the actual value you will receive when you get an item at a really good price, that even with shipping you won a treasure at a good value.

    However, if you really want to bid on an item and would need that item shipped by another means, we may be able to assist. Please contact our office to discuss shipping possibilities. We will coordinate with you prior to shipping to determine costs. Shipping costs – including packing fees, will be charged to your credit card before shipping occurs.  We require shipped items to be insured, but you can opt out.  If you choose to save those costs, we require signatured written confirmation of your understanding there will be no guarantees of any kind with that shipment other than we will do our best to get it to you safely.

    Please provide a telephone number and mailing address for your credit card for verification and protection. We will call you within 48 hours to get your credit card information.  Do NOT email us the card number.  Once paid in full and all shipping information is verified, shipments will leave our premises within 48 hours unless otherwise noted on your invoice. We will maintain all the tracking information in the unlikely event you need it.

    DAMAGED GOODS:  If an item is damaged, please contact us ASAP.  We will need photos of the damaged goods to begin the USPS claim.  Text photos to: Kelli at 502-500-7760, so she can start the claim.  You will then need to take them to your local post office for verification and surrender the items.  Be sure to get a receipt for the items, send us a copy and keep the original for your records.  The claim can only be the dollar amount of what you paid per item.  If there are multiple items in the same box but only one broke - you only get paid for the one.  So if you won a set of 5 perfume bottles for $5.00, your claim could only be for $1.00.  It doesn't matter if you were lucky and got a Lalique perfume bottle in the lot, with an actually worth of $50.00, you will still only recover $1.00 from the USPS.

    MAILING LIST: By bidding on any item in our sale, the bidder permits us to add them to our email mailing list.  Bidders may opt out of any future emails by following the instructions in any mailing.  

  • Payment Methods

    Cash, Checks, Credit Cards, Debit, Money Orders

Sale Description

Chasing Unicorns, other uniques and oddities.  And the hunt continues - the joy of collecting is in the finding.  Herewith is our latest offering of different and interesting items for your perusal.  We hope that somewhere in this month's seventy-five items there is at least one that will grab your interest and entice you to bid high and bid often.

This sale has a few really nice Louisville / Kentucky items for the locals and a selection of magical Unicorns for our California and Florida friends and those that live in between.  If you like what we do we'd be happy to hear from you and if you think we might do something better we'd be happy to hear that also.  Our next auction will be "Christmas in July" - featuring vintage and newer holiday items and gifts.  Start making your list!

Happy on-line auctioning and good luck!  

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